Another summer-like day for my first true day of walking Wales. Until now I’ve been eating and sleeping in Wales but walking in Gloucestershire.
Now, after walking out of Monmouth and over the hills of the Great Garrow Wood, I descend into the vale of the Trothy.
From here it’s mostly rolling farmland. Lots of apple orchards for the ubiquitous ciders.
And plentiful sheep with spring lambs
The White Castle, one of three designed to protect and especially vulnerable pass is also on the path.
But it’s the classic rolling hillsides with pastures and hedgerows that defines the day, even from The Old Rectory in Llangatock Lingoed.